Flying Dutchman Rum No 1 is a Premium Dutch Rum made by Zuidam Distillers who have over 50 years experience in the distilling trade. The company are most famous for the fine Genevers and Gins but, recent times they have also branched out into Rums and whisky amongst other things.
They are a small, family owned and very high quality producer. The original Zuidam Distillery was founded by Fred van Zuidam in 1975 and comprised 1 small copper still and 1 small production line. Today the company is run by Fred’s sons, Patrick and Gilbert, and the state of the art distillery of covers some 3600 square meters with 4 brand new copper stills, over 1000 oak barrels, 4 production lines and a modern tank storage.
Flying Dutchman Rum No 1 is the first rum to be made in The Netherlands and is distilled from fermented pure cane molasses. Fermentation takes place using special yeast at low temperatures and in small batches which helps to contribute fruity characteristics. The fermentation process can take at least 2 weeks, this is much longer than usual but is essential in allowing delicate flavours to form. The rum is triple distilled in small copper, handmade pot stills. After fermentation and distillation the rum is aged for 1 year in small oak barrels.